Basic Info

Dimitrios Athanasakis

14 years

Athens, Greece

Doctorate Degree

Manager

Work Experience

International Corporate Counsel at Hill International, Inc.

Experience Details

International Corporate Counsel

Legal

Manager

✒ Key Result Areas:

★ Corporate Governance and Main Interactions

- Acting as Company Secretary and advising Board on all compliance, and policy
- Collaborating with Finance Department on all securities filings, SEC reporting and NYSE disclosure requirements
- Identifying & resolving regulatory concerns, including NYSE, FCPA, UK Bribery Act, SOX Act & OFAC matters
- Liaising & coordinating with listing authorities, regulators and investment agencies globally
- Preparing & issuing legal and reply notices; and interacting with statutory bodies on behalf of the organisation
- Determining & delivering post-IPO regulatory structuring for the parent company, including operative agreements under a variety of national laws
- Conducting negotiations and interfacing with government officials, insurers, and funding providers
- Analysing & reviewing company’s Agents and Representatives’ Policies; and providing oversight of sponsors’ and agents’ agreements
- Supervising company’s Code of Ethics & Conduct and Anti-Corruption Policies; as well as FCPA training to local agents, sponsors and contractors

★ Corporate Counselling and Main Interactions:

- Spearheading & furnishing a comprehensive gamut of in-house corporate, contractual, and legal support services for a variety of projects; establishing & maintaining relationship with new business customers
- Performing due diligence & structuring, monitoring negotiations and closing cross-border corporate acquisitions; and reviewing Shareholders’ & Share Purchase agreements
- Managing the incorporation of new legal entities and establishing tax efficient corporate structures worldwide
- Streamlining entire functions including oversight of JVs, strategic tendering alliances and teaming agreements
- Keeping track of company and JV registrations, permits and trade licences globally
- Holding regular review of:
o Lender adviser agreements, collateral warranties, medium terms notes, novation agreements; and rendering suggestions on refinancing and capitalisation solutions
o Securitisation of loans, equity & debt offerings, parent company guarantees and counter-guarantees
o Reviewing and keeping track records of lease agreements globally
o Data protection and privacy best practices

★ Legal Advisory Assistance and Main Interactions:
-Reviewing & verifying:
o Pre-investment, Feasibility & Masterplan studies on projects instigated by the EBRD, EIB & World Bank and PPP projects with the Business Development & Operation Departments
o Legal resources as per the Scope of Work/ Services, BoQs, Project Specifications, Scheduling and Cost Estimating
- Negotiating the terms & conditions of all contracts with outside clients in partnership with the cross-functional teams in Business Development, Operations, Finance, IT and Marketing
- Furnishing legal support for mobilisation, construction supervision, certification, demobilisation, commissioning and hand over phases
- Holding an independent oversight review for tendering packages, procurement routes and performance data for trades, including Designers, Consultants, Contractors, Operators, Material & Equipment Purchasing Analysts, Expeditors, Project Control Analysts, Contract Auditors and Suppliers
- Developing & facilitating cost planning procedures with leading contractors, consultancies, vendors, commissioners and new clients globally
- Providing feedback on RFQs, RFPs & General and Special Conditions for use in all project bidding documents, Addenda, Tender Announcements and Tender reviews

★ Highlights:
- Played a key role in leading the incorporation of new legal entities and establishing tax efficient corporate structures worldwide
- Merit of completing merger & acquisition and business integration of various clients in India, Turkey, and US
- Single-handedly developed & executed major commercial contracts such as Agency & Sponsor Agreements in the Middle East, Non-disclosure Agreements, Exclusive Joint Venture Agreements, and so on
- Mentoring the US Safe Harbor Statutes and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation across the company’s operations


Company Details

Hill International, Inc. (multinational)

Athens, Greece

More than 1000 employees

Construction - Industrial Facilities and Infrastructure

www.hillintl.com

Jul 2013 to present (4 years 1 month)
Project Lawyer at Archirodon Group N.V.

Experience Details

Project Lawyer

Legal

Experienced (Non-Manager)

✒ Key Result Areas:

- Collaborated & coordinated with Regional Project and Contract Managers for compliance of project contract & claims management procedures with corporate policies, and reported directly to the CEO in The Netherlands
- Provided support in managing disputes for a variety of projects in the Middle East
- Took part in bidding phases, including negotiating & reviewing shareholders’, consortium and JV agreements; liaised with Tendering, Procurement, Finance, Project Controls, HSE and QA/QC Departments as required
- Held review of various agreements such as Non-disclosure Agreements, Milestone Agreements, Letters of Award, Purchase Orders, Heavy Equipment Leases, High Technology Products Service Agreements, Interim & Final Accounts, and so on
- Validated & approved financing documents including term sheets, collateral and term finance facility agreements
- Streamlined contract implementation processes, chaired meetings & workshops, as well as maintained standard work process procedures
- Supervised & ensured effective utilization of company resources deployed at site through regular audits
- Engaged in developing & defending claims for EOTs, Variation Orders, Disruption, Force Majeure and Equitable Adjustment, as well as provided in-house support of international & domestic arbitration and litigation proceedings for commercial, shipping, salvage & towage, supply, cargo loss & damage, and hire-equipment


Company Details

Archirodon Group N.V. (multinational)

Cairo, Egypt

More than 1000 employees

Marine Manufacturing & Services

www.archirodon.net

Jan 2010 to Jun 2013 (3 years 5 months)
Solicitor Advocate at Freelancer

Experience Details

Solicitor Advocate

Legal

Experienced (Non-Manager)

✒ Key Result Areas:

- Worked as Counsel in mediations between investment SPVs and Contractors for various project disputes; assisted in claims for professional negligence in complex engineering projects
- Furnished legal advice on pleadings of substantial defect and delay claims relating to building disputes
- Acted as sole counsel for the legal representation of manufacturing companies before Greek Courts
- Managed & resolved employment, consumer-related, product liability & insolvency law cases and enforcement proceedings
- Communicated & educated clients on property, real estate law cases and all forms of commercial loan financing
- Drafted affidavits, assignments and a number of commercial leases for commercial and residential property developers


Company Details

Freelancer

Athens, Greece

1-10 employees

Legal Services

N/A

Jan 2003 to Dec 2009 (6 years 11 months)

Education

PhD in Law

Education Details

PhD

Law

Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

International Construction Contracts & Arbitration (FIDIC/ ICC Rules and English Law)

N/A

Queen Mary University of London
2004 - 2008
LLM in Law

Education Details

LLM

Law

University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

C / Good / 65 - 75%

International Commercial Law

N/A

University of Nottingham
2001 - 2002
LLB in Law

Education Details

LLB

Law

University of Thessaloniki, Greece

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

Law

N/A

University of Thessaloniki
1996 - 2000

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

International Commercial Arbitration

Sep 2008

International Chamber of Commerce

Intern. Received a hands-on training in specialised areas of international arbitration by leading Counsels, sat in combined panel discussions and managed most procedural drafting aspects of complex disputes. I have gained a full understanding of the institutional legal business, the lifecycle of the institutional File and the role of the Counsel. Moreover, I built upon my practical experiences in managing relationships with the upstream body of International Court of Arbitration, the arbitrators and the parties’ Counsels

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Profile Skills and Keywords

ArabicArchirodon Group N.V.Business-orientedConstruction - Industrial Facilities And InfrastructureContract Management & ADRCustomer-orientedEnglishEntrepreneurFrenchGovernance & ControlGreekHard WorkerHill International, Inc.International Commercial ArbitrationInternational Corporate CounselItalianLawLegalLegal ServicesMarine Manufacturing & ServicesMergers & AcquisitionsProblem SolverProject LawyerSolicitor AdvocateTender Management

Self-assesed Skills

Languages

Greek

Greek

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

English

English

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

French

French

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Italian

Italian

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

: Fluent

Arabic

Arabic

: Beginner

: Beginner

: Intermediate

: Beginner

Fields of Expertise

Contract Management & ADR

Contract Management & ADR

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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More than 7 years

Governance & Control

Governance & Control

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

5-7 years

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

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5-7 years

Tender Management

Tender Management

: Expert

: Extreme - I love it!

:

More than 7 years

Key Skills

Business-oriented, Hard worker, Customer-oriented, Problem Solver, Entrepreneur

Online Presence

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-dimitrios-athanasakis-b489a521/

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